Givaudan opens €130 million facility03 October 2012
Fragrance and flavour company Givaudan has opened a new manufacturing facility dedicated to savoury flavours in Makó, Hungary.
Designed to serve its customers more efficiently in the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region, the €130 million (CHF 170 million) facility already employs over 200 staff and will have a total capacity of 40,000 tonnes. Commercial production, including of certified Kosher, Halal, and allergen-free flavours, will start in the coming months, progressively building up until the factory is fully operational by the end of 2013.
“This new factory is the largest greenfield investment we have ever made and an important part of our growth strategy,” said Gilles Andrier, CEO, Givaudan. “This new site will strengthen our supply chain, enabling us to continue to expand our developing-market footprint and capture growth opportunities in culinary and snacks segments. The size and greater automation in material handling and compounding of the new Makó facility will help us meet customers' needs as the scale and complexity of the savoury and snacks market continues to grow.”
The savoury segment represents approximately 33% of the flavour market potential in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EAME) region according to Givaudan. In 2011, the savoury segment represented 35% of global sales in the company’s Flavour Division.
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